I made these little bacon and potato tots for my young ones the other day and they demolished the lot. They are easy and fun to make too.

Parents world-wide will know how rarely these things align.


Hot Tips:

  • Make them in multiple batches as they freeze very well.
  • You can spray them sparingly with oil and bake them if you prefer.
You will be:
  1. Making the mash
  2. Making the tots
  3. Cooking the tots
  4. Serving
You will need:
  • Ingredients:
    • 4 cups potato and bacon mash
    • 2 chicken eggs
    • 1/2 cup plain white flour
    • enough panko flakes to coat the tots (bread crumbs will do but the result will not be as light and fluffy)
    • herbs and spices to taste (I used some of my home-made Dried Garlic and cracked pepper)
    • enough peanut oil for shallow frying
  •  Equipment:
    • a long sharp knife
    • a chopping board
    • a potato peeler
    • a potato masher
    • a deep fry pan
Making the mash
  1. Make your mashed potato (sans any milk or butter), slice the bacon (I used short-cut bacon) and mix everything together (use your own ratios).



Making the tots
  1. Whisk the two chicken eggs and add to the mash.
  2. Add the 1/2 cup of plain white flour to the mash and gently but thoroughly mix.
  3. Make little round balls with the mash mix and then roll them in the panko crumbs.
  4. Store any surplus tots on baking paper and freeze for next time (I use a multi layered container for easy splitting and thawing of the right amount for dinner).


Perfect for when you have hungry kids but don’t have much free time 🙂
Cooking the tots
  1. Heat a shallow amount of peanut oil in a deep pan.
  2. Cook the tots in small batches, turning mid way, until golden brown and the drain them on paper towel or a rack.




Serve them anyway you or your young ones will eat them. Personally I like a bit of tomato sauce and sour cream. You might even like to try my Home-made Creamy Aioli.




Related Links:
  • see more kid friendly meals here

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